Sweetness and light – How seriously should we take Wodehouse? TLS Book Review

Eliza Easton's book review 'Sweetness and light: How seriously should we take Wodehouse?' -- of Paul Kent's 'Jolly Old Fame' and the latest Wodehouse compilation 'Above Average at Games' by Richard Kelly -- in the Times Literary Supplement is must read for Wodehouse fans. HP

A Centenary of Wodehouse in Silent Film

Four silent film adaptations of P.G. Wodehouse’s work mark their 100th anniversary in 2019, making this a fitting year to take a closer look at the Silent Films of P.G. Wodehouse. ‘…we're hoping to have more good news for you at any moment. The movie end.'It had never occurred to Cosmo that there was a …

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What's on Your Wodehouse Wish list?

 "I don't mind telling you that, in the fullness of time, I believe this is going to spread a good deal of sweetness and light."P.G. Wodehouse ~ Strange Experiences Of An Artist's Model (in The Indiscretions of Archie) Around this time every year, I post a few suggestions for anyone looking to give the gift …

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New Wodehouse book: ‘This is jolly old Fame’ by Paul Kent hits the spot

It’s here we arrive at the main thrust of this Introduction: literary criticism – which is a significant branch of the Culture Industry – has thus far failed Wodehouse miserably; that is, when it has deigned to notice him. And this has long hindered a true appreciation of his achievements not just as a great …

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5 Books Published by P.G. Wodehouse on his Birthday

PG Wodehouse was born on this day, 15 October 1881, in Guildford England. I make no apology for mentioning it each year as an occasion to celebrate, because, as his latest biographer Paul Kent puts it: …his 100 or so books must represent one of the largest-ever bequests to human happiness by one man, at …

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A Centenary of A Damsel in Distress

'I've a headache.' 'I thought you would have, laddie, when I saw you getting away with the liquid last night. An X-ray photograph of your liver would show something that looked like a crumpled oak-leaf studded with hob-nails. You ought to take more exercise, dear heart. Except for sloshing that policeman, you haven't done anything …

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P.G. Wodehouse in Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey

P.G. Wodehouse fans are celebrating the wonderful news from Westminster Abbey,  where a memorial stone in Poet's Corner has been dedicated to the beloved author. You can read more about it here: Westminster Abbey Honours P G Wodehouse (Westminster Abbey) PG Wodehouse has plum spot in Westminster Abbey (Patrick Kidd, The Times) PG Wodehouse commemorated …

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Pigs Have Wings: PG Wodehouse in Cincinnati (2019 Convention)

The US Wodehouse Society's biennial convention is the big event for Wodehouse fans in the USA. It also attracts a devoted international crowd and is well worth including on your Wodehouse Bucketlist. With the next convention in Cincinnati, Ohio just a few months away, it's time to get excited -- and start planning. See the …

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Wodehouse’s Anti-Semitism in Context by Elliott Milstein

This article was originally published in the March 2019 edition of Wooster Sauce, the journal of The P G Wodehouse Society (UK) and is reproduced here with kind permission of the author. * * * Wodehouse’s Anti-Semitism in Context by Elliott Milstein In searching the internet for reactions to the recent news regarding Westminster Abbey’s …

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Wodehouse and Plumtopia

Taking a short break from shameless self promotion here at Plumtopia because, I am gratified to report, an outstanding chap by the name of Phil Chapman has said all manner of nice things about Plumtopia at his Ukebloke blog.

The credit is all Wodehouse’s of course, but I still get a warm inner glow knowing people enjoy the curated highlights here at Plumtopia.

HP

Ukebloke's Ukeblog

Once again, I’ve taken my eye off the Ukeblog ball for five minutes and more than two years have elapsed.

After this most recent Ukeblog hiatus, I felt moved to post something, having just stumbled upon a rather splendid blog, dedicated to all things P. G. Wodehouse. I discovered Honoria Plum‘s A Centenary of My Man Jeeves post via Twitter and soon found myself diverted from whatever it was I was supposed to be doing, as I enjoyed a pleasant stroll around Plumtopia.

I now realise:

a) I’ve neglected P.G. Wodehouse for far too long; I must revisit old favourites and discover new gems I never got round to reading.

b) The person expecting an email from me by 5pm is now disappointed and will become even more disappointed, as I’ve barely started putting it together.

c) My tea’s gone cold.

All signs of a very welcome distraction.

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